Heidi Skolnik

Bio

Heidi Skolnik, MS, CDN, FACSM, has influenced millions of people on nutrition and health for more than 25 years through mass media and one-on-one interactions. Heidi is the sports nutrition consultant to
       The New York Knicks,
       The Juilliard School  
       The School of American Ballet and
       Fordham University
among other institutions and was with the New York Giants Football Team for 18 years. She maintains one-to-one practice one day a week at The Women’s Sports Medicine Center at Hospital for Special Surgery, the first of its kind in the country.  Heidi also has expertise within the corporate wellness arena, working with top companies such as Morgan Stanley, Becton-Dickinson, Johnson and Johnson, Colgate-Palmolive and Merrill-Lynch.  Heidi began her career in the wellness arena before becoming more established in the nutrition world leading individuals, sports teams and corporations in strategic approaches to making smarter food choices. Heidi incorporates behavioral aspects of change and delivers the most current and proven concepts to help meet overall wellness goals. A well-known and respected leader in the nutrition and fitness world, an author, speaker and consultant to industry as well as the public, Heidi's advice is sound and tailored to give clients the practical tools needed to promote optimal health and improve performance levels – in everyday life or athletic competition.  Heidi sits on the board of the National Osteoporosis Foundation. A realist, Heidi believes M&Ms can fit into a healthy diet along with red peppers, red meat, broccoli and fresh fruit, and that healthy eating and exercise change and evolve to meet our personal needs and goals. She is the president of Nutrition Conditioning, a nutrition and wellness consultancy firm.

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Orthopedics:

    THURSDAY, April 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- As the most flexible joint in your body, your shoulder can move and position your arm in many ways. But this flexibility also makes it prone to instability and injury.

    Shoulder muscles, ligaments and tendons can be injured by sports, household ...Full Article

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    FRIDAY, April 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Stronger muscles seems to mean healthier bones in children, according to a new study.

    "Bone strength and size is important because they are significant factors in long-term osteoporosis and fracture risk," said lead investigator Dr. Rebecca Moon,...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Sports Medicine:

    FRIDAY, April 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Taking salt pills does little to boost the performance of endurance athletes, new research shows.

    Although the study only involved 11 athletes, the findings challenge the widely held belief that salt pills can help these athletes do better durin...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    THURSDAY, April 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Quality of life can deteriorate for men due to the effects of prostate cancer and its treatment. But a new study shows that engaging in a regular walking regimen can improve well-being.

    The finding didn't come as a surprise to one expert.

    ...Full Article
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    Sharecare News posted a story about Age Management Medicine:

    TUESDAY, April 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- There are things people can do to preserve their brain function as they age, a report released Tuesday from the Institute of Medicine (IOM) suggests.

    "Changes in mental functions and capabilities are a part of aging and occur with everyone," rep...Full Article

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    MONDAY, April 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The strength of a baseball pitcher's arm muscles may play a larger role in elbow injury risk and prevention than previously thought, a new study suggests.

    "Muscles matter in baseball. We showed that a pitcher could be at a really high risk or a r...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Internal Medicine:

    MONDAY, April 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Frail, older women may only need a single dose of the osteoporosis drug Reclast to build bone strength, a new study suggests.

    But greater bone density did not translate into fewer fractures among these high-risk women, who were living in nursing ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Sports Medicine:

    FRIDAY, April 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Spring can be a peak time for injuries as people rush back into warm weather sports without being properly prepared, an expert says.

    "Many weekend warriors either may not be exercising during the week, or if they are, they're not exercising in wa...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Sports Medicine:

    FRIDAY, April 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Limiting the number of innings that young professional pitchers pitch doesn't reduce their risk of arm injuries, a new study says.

    The study also found that gradually increasing the total number of innings pitched has no effect on the risk of fut...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Athletic Training:

    WEDNESDAY, April 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Among humans' hunter-gatherer ancestors, males who were good distance runners may have been more desirable to females, a new study suggests.

    "The observation that endurance running ability is connected to reproductive potential in men suggests ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    MONDAY, April 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Physically active middle-aged men and women have little chance of suffering cardiac arrest while playing sports, a new study suggests.

    Researchers reviewed more than 1,200 cases of sudden cardiac arrest -- abrupt loss of heart function -- among a...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Sports Medicine:

    FRIDAY, April 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Faster pitching, being taller and playing on multiple baseball teams are linked to a higher risk of pitching-related injuries in youth baseball players, a new study found.

    "Playing for multiple teams increases the number of pitches that a player t...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Fitness:

    WEDNESDAY, April 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The health benefits of exercise appear to outweigh the potential harm of air pollution, according to a new study from Denmark.

    The findings show that air pollution should not prevent people who live in cities from going outdoors to exercise, sa...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Orthopedic Surgery:

    SATURDAY, March 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- One-third of young athletes who have surgery to repair the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in the knee suffer another ACL injury later in life, new research finds.

    "Our study shows that young knees are more prone to re-injury than the adult p...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Orthopedic Surgery:

    SATURDAY, March 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- It may not be necessary to delay rotator cuff surgery in patients with shoulder stiffness, a new study suggests.

    Researchers compared 170 people who had rotator cuff surgery with 25 people who underwent a glenohumeral joint capsule release proc...Full Article